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Baby dugong dies from shock and eating plastic waste a week after it was rescued by marine experts

29 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

An eight-month baby dugong who became an internet hit has died after ingesting plastic waste. She was first found off the coast of Thailand earlier this year after getting lost from her mother.
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Marium The Insanely Cute Baby Dugong Dies After Eating Plastic Waste

Marium The Insanely Cute Baby Dugong Dies After Eating Plastic Waste

29 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

An eight-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste. The female dugong - a large ocean mammal - was named Marium and became a hit in Thailand after images of biologists embracing and feeding her with milk and sea grass spread across social media. Veterinarians and volunteers had set out in canoes to feed Marium for up to 15 times a day while also giving her health checks. Last week, she was found bruised after being chased and supposedly...
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